State Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), maintained a perfect voting record for the first half of the 2015-2016 legislative session. The Grafton Representative participated in all 179 roll call votes cast in the House of Representatives between January and November of 2015-a 100% voting record.
Representative Muradian cast votes this session on a number of key policy issues including: a fentanyl trafficking bill that imposes a prison sentence of up to 20 years for manufacturing, distributing or dispensing more than 10 grams of fentanyl or any of its derivatives; a statewide “Stolen Valor Act” to prosecute individuals who falsely claim to be a veteran or recipient of a military honor in order to obtain money, property or other tangible benefits; legislation limiting the amount of time Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders can secure a stay of final classification pending a court appeal, and mandating an expedited hearing process whenever a stay is granted; and legislation raising the private and public net metering cap to encourage more solar energy projects across the state.
Additionally, the lawmaker from Grafton registered votes on legislation regulating secondary metal dealings, clearing titles to foreclosed properties, and reforming the Commonwealth’s public records law.
“The people of Grafton, Northbridge and Upton sent me to the Legislature trusting that I would represent their best interests especially while laws that affect their daily lives are being created and ratified,” stated Representative Muradian. “I see it as my highest, absolute duty and responsibility to be present for the debates and votes for each and every bill that comes before this body in order to represent the people of the 9th Worcester District. The citizens of my district deserve nothing less.”
Representative Muradian further reinforced his commitment to the 9th Worcester District by voting in support of significant funding increases in local aid for cities and towns in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Including:
· $4.5 billion in Chapter 70 education aid, an increase of $111.2 million;
· $979.8 million in unrestricted general government aid, an increase of $34 million;
· $271.7 million for the special education Circuit Breaker, an increase of $18.3 million, which funds the state’s share of special education aid for local school districts at 75%;
· $59 million for regional school transportation, an increase of $7.5 million; and
· An additional $80.5 million set aside for charter school reimbursements to cities and towns, an increase of $3.6 million.
Representative Muradian currently serves as the ranking minority member of the Joint Committee on Higher Education; as well as the assistant ranking minority member of the Joint Committee on Transportation and is a member of the Joint Committee of Higher Education.
Any constituent who wishes to speak to Representative Muradian or his staff, but is unable to attend the office hours may make an appointment for a more convenient time by calling (617) 722-2240 or e-mailing him at David.Muradian@MAHouse.gov. Constituents should also visit www.davidmuradian.com for updates about the district and Rep. Muradian’s Office.